I have been looking on the net for some nice apistos to add to my somewhat small collection (a pair of rams). I have a community 4ft tank and a 2ft breeding tank. I was wondering if I could put A. hongsloi, A. viejita, A. panduro and Aeq. Curviceps in this community tanks with the rams, tetras, gouramis etc. Reading previous posts, I think that having multiple pairs of apistos in a community is a misconception. If I had a pair of each and moved them into the breeding tank, which I can get more of, to spawn, could I have a community and a successful breeding tank?
Also, are any of the above mentioned fish overly expensive, aggressive, large, hard to keep or hard to breed? Also, are any harem spawners or trios etc?